WorkBone 0.1 is a Linux text-mode interactive
control interface for playing audio CDs. It
makes use of the numeric keypad as a control
panel for playing, stopping, pausing, moving
track to track, and displaying run times. GPL
WorkBone is an interactive TEXT-MODE control panel for playing
audio CDs under Linux. It is based on the modules "hardware.c"
and "struct.c" from the elaborate X11 CD program known as
WorkMan. WorkBone is intended as a minimalist interactive tool
for navigating audio CDs under text-mode Linux, and does not
incorporate many of the advanced features of WorkMan such as
shuffle play and databases. However, for those who just want to
play music with minimal fuss, WorkBone is quite sufficient.
WorkBone uses the numeric keypad as a control panel to allow you
to move track to track, play, stop, pause, and resume playing of
audio CDs. Additionally, the running times are continuously updated
and displayed. Make sure you have your NUM LOCK engaged when using
WorkBone. A template is displayed to guide you, and pushing the
DEL key on the numeric pad will bring up a help screen.
WorkBone works with my Mitsumi FX001D CD Rom drive, but your
mileage with other drives may vary. Only generic calls and
functions are used as per WorkMan proper itself. The display code
was written specifically for the Linux console and uses VT102
escape sequences. Portability was not a concern 🙂
I have uploaded WorkBone-0.1.tar.gz to sunsite.unc.edu where it
should eventually be found in /pub/Linux/apps/sound. I have also
uploaded it to tsx-11.mit.edu.
Thomas McWilliams [email protected]